Dumont & Dressler Owner Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

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It's with heavy hearts that we report the death of Colin Devlin, owner and chef of several Brooklyn restaurants, including DuMont and DuMont Burger. The cause is an apparent suicide. Devlin, 42, is said to have taken his own life with a .38-caliber revolver that was kept at his second home in Pennsylvania, where he traveled yesterday afternoon after a meeting that brought news of potential financial troubles for his restaurants. (The once Michelin-starred Dressler closed last month, with a note to customers about new projects to come in Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights.)

Devlin was last seen yesterday afternoon leaving his Williamsburg home, distraught over a business-loan denial. His wife contacted police when she received an unsettling text message earlier today asking that she take care of their children. She told officials that her husband could likely be heading to their second home in Pennsylvania, and it was then that police were able to confirm that his car had in fact entered the Holland Tunnel at 3:15 p.m., just 45 minutes after he left Brooklyn. There was no note found in the car. (Gothamist) (Wall Street Journal)

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